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not quite IR and not quite moose, but still . . .

Questions regarding the Flora and Fauna on the island.

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not quite IR and not quite moose, but still . . .

Post by torpified » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:19 am

To protect its remaining members from banquetting wolves caribou herd is airlifted from one Lake Superior island to another:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/clim ... .html?_r=0


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Re: not quite IR and not quite moose, but still . . .

Post by Midwest Ed » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:01 am

It's interesting the article makes no mention regarding the expected fate of the wolves, now remaining on Michipicoten Island, now that their primary food source has been removed.
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Re: not quite IR and not quite moose, but still . . .

Post by Ingo » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:29 am

It's been suggested that those wolves be moved to Isle Royale, but it appears that wasn't going to happen soon enough for the Caribou.

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Re: not quite IR and not quite moose, but still . . .

Post by hooky » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:31 am

I've read that the caribou taken to Slate are actually from the ancestors of the caribou taken to Michipicoten from Slate to save them when wolves showed up there.

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